"from a purely naturalistic standpoint morality is something that developed in us as social primates so there is no real objective standard for morality outside what is "best for the whole".
So if you have no problem with it and your not…"
"you are missing the point.
How can you trust your mind to perform those functions and come to that conclusion?
You have to believe in yourself and that the natural world is intelligible.
Certainly not the foundation of your structure but everything…"
"those are definitionally beliefs though. You try and set them apart by saying one is faith and the other is predictions but definitionally they would be the same thing right?
I use him a lot but trofim lysenko had predictions regarding his rejection…"
"You dont deal in absolutes so you understand what I mean by a measure of belief right? You do not call it belief but thats what it is. it comes from a fundamentally wrong definition of belief. Very little belief is blind but is informed off of…"
"Your world view supposes that god only exists in the supernatural so my point still stands.
If God, or gods, created the universe and established the laws of nature then looking at nature would reveal something about the God/s that created…"
"I know. I often encounter that as well. The war we should be waging is against irrationality.
Irrationality is pervasive and enters into almost every facet of our culture.
It is very frustrating when traditions trump truth..."
"Is that what I believe? How do you know that?
What you describe is a problem and I argue with those Christians as well.
I do appreciate science and I am a theist. I'm not the only one. History is full of people like me.
How do you account…"
"I can't which was the point. It was meant to describe her inability to see how someone could praise God by looking at science. Her materialism informed her thinking, her ego then ran with the idea that it was true and only if everyone thought…"
Religion isn't a good tool for understanding the universe the way science is. I never said that. The two books analogy comes to mind.
My problem with statements like yours is simple. Your presuppositions mislead you and cause you to…"
The point of the pick and choose statement was to demonstrate her error. I do pick and choose my religious beliefs but that's not how ive been arguing. It is misguided to lump all religions together but I generally have to…"